One of my favorite places in Vermont is Equinox Pond, a scenic and peaceful spot located near the base of Mount Equinox in Manchester. Whenever I'm in Manchester (my hometown), I try to set aside some time to walk around the pond and admire the natural beauty of this special area.
The land surrounding the pond is part of the Equinox Preservation Trust, which was established in 1996 and includes more than 914 acres of protected land along the slopes of Mount Equinox.
The preserve offers a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities for every season. A one-mile walking trail loops around the pond while horseback riding, snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking are permitted on the preserve's designated trails. Swimming and boating are not allowed here, and fishing requires permission from the Equinox Resort.
And last but not least: dogs (well-behaved ones anyway) are welcome.